Gateway Seminary Receives $250,000 Gift to Help Students in Crisis

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — Gateway Seminary has received a $250,000 gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift is intended to assist with student scholarships, focused on helping students continue their studies in the midst of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The value of these new scholarship funds cannot be overestimated,” Gateway president Jeff Iorg said.

A recent survey of Gateway students found they are facing a variety of new challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly half of the respondents expressed concerns about the financial consequences of the pandemic and their ability to continue their studies.

“Many students are enduring significant decreases in work hours or loss of employment, unexpected childcare costs and shifting ministry responsibilities,” Iorg said.

During the move from the Bay Area to southern California, the seminary committed to a number of conservative fiscal policies and technology enhancements. Those policies, along with investments in educational technology and training, have paid dividends during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Source: Baptist Press